Many think Stonehenge is overrated. I don’t.
Making arrangements to walk within the stones will make all the difference. Even if it means having to be there at 0500. (Waking the kids at 0400 was a struggle, but very much worth it). You can do this through a tour company or, as I did, apply for special access to the inner circle directly through English Heritage here.
Seeing the morning mist clear and the sun rise through the stones is pure magic. The idea that these stones have been here since times immemorial – what they must have witnessed. Atrocities in the name of religion, no doubt – but also love, hate, play, petty jealousies, generosity of spirit – through several millennia. Mindblowing!
Approaching Stonehenge in the morning mist
Stonehenge at 5am
Watching the sun rise
Others were here before – Victorian graffiti, better quality of work then, wasn’t it?